Commercial Manager

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Key Responsibilities: Overall responsibility for the tactical commercial management of the embedded Water alliance; Support the Commercial Performance Management team and the wider team on all commercial matters; Ensure the embedded alliance is provided with accurate cost and value reporting and forecasting to eliminate or minimise and mitigate adverse financial impacts; Report and escalate un-funded expenditure; Ensure effective, efficient and robust processes and systems are in place and employed to provide timely and accurate commercial reporting and risk reduction; Own the contract risk register, identifying, reporting and escalating commercial risk to ensure appropriate mitigation is implemented; Support the Cost Efficiency Manager by identifying and assessing commercial opportunities; Ensure provision of accurate and timely of commercial reporting to stakeholders and governance groups; Provide assurance of commercial data and contractual processes; Ensure there is appropriate commercial entitlement in respect of any approved Work Order scope change; Embedding commercial awareness across the alliance to enable prudent commercial decisions at all levels; Share learning and best practice to deliver continuous improvement; Establish and embed key commercial performance metrics for the team and the embedded alliance; Act as mediator in resolution of contractual and monetary disputes; Liaise with Finance to ensure the impacts on cash flow of all commercial management and alliance decisions are understood, managed and reported; Ensure that, where appropriate, commercial impacts are translated into financial provision, highlighting, mitigating and managing key financial risks; Accountability for the accuracy and timeliness of cost and forecasting information provided to the Commercial Reporting Manager; Ensure robust tier 2 sub-contracts are in place and appropriately administered. Person Specification: Being able to prioritise the alliance needs over the needs of home organisations Acts in a truly collaborative fashion and inspires others to do the same Be proactive in managing allocated programme and promptly escalates issues as necessary Demonstrate resilience if there are setbacks Willingness to take accountability of any problems Constructively challenge any decisions and behaviours that do not deliver the best outcomes for the alliance or the Water Business Stream Translate strategy and plans into local implementation Thorough understanding of NEC 3 forms of contracts

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